Compass Point Project - Art Competition

To mark the significance of the Compass Point Project to save the Storm Tower, we’re running an art competition that’s open to all ages, across the community and educational settings. 

The aim is to capture this historical moment through the community’s eyes, with winning entries forming part the Compass Point Exhibition at the end of the year. 

There is no better way to celebrate the spirit of our beloved Pepper Pot than through the eyes of the community it belongs to!

Competition Theme

"Express how the tower and its move
make you feel"

Let your creativity flow using any form of media such as paint, pen, pencil, collage or digital media. You may draw inspiration from the tower’s historical significance, the impact of climate change on its surroundings or a personal memory that highlights the importance of preserving this iconic landmark.

Any form of media is acceptable but it must be A4 size. For digital submissions please ensure the formats are one of the following – JPEG, PNG, MP4, MOV, WMV.

For the EYFS category a picture of the tower will be provided to decorate.


  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) – ages 3-5 (Nursery and Reception)
  • Key Stage 1 – ages 5-7 (Years 1-2)
  • Key Stage 2 – ages 7-11 (Years 3-6)
  • Key Stage 3 – ages 11-14 (Years 7-9)
  • Key Stage 4 – ages 14-17 (Years 10-11)
  • Adult – age 18-19 


There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for each category.

  • 1st place – £25 worth of art materials, plus £75 to spend in a local Bude retailer of your choice
  • 2nd place – £25 worth of art materials, plus £25 to spend in a local Bude retailer of your choice
  • 3rd place – £25 worth of art materials

All 1st place winners will have their artwork displayed at the dedicated Compass Point exhibition at the end of the year. 

One finalist will be selected to also receive a limited-edition print of the original architects drawing for the Storm Tower. 

Terms and Conditions

  • All physical artwork entries must be A4 size only
  • All digital entries must be in one of the following formats: JPEG, PNG, MP4, MOV, WMV
  • To ensure we can contact the winners each entry must include the following:

Ages 3-17 – from Educational Providers

  • Name
  • Age
  • Class
  • School/Nursery

Ages 3-17 – Individual Entry

  • Name
  • Age
  • Parent/Carer
  • Telephone Number

Ages 18-19

  • Name
  • Age
  • Telephone Number
  • Entries from educational providers can be delivered in bulk to the Town Council Offices – please collate into age categories
  •  Entries from individuals can be posted or hand delivered to the Town Council Offices
  • Unfortunately we will not be able to return any of the entries
  • One entry per person only
  • Competition closes at 4pm on Monday 7th August 2023
  • The winners will be selected anonymously by a panel of judges including the Mayor of Bude-Stratton
  • A local Bude retailer means: A shop in the high street area of Bude, for example, Belle Vue, Queen Street, Burn View, Lansdown Road etc
  • For any winners under the age of 18, vouchers cannot be redeemed with any retailers that sell alcohol.